Faith Ringgold

Faith Ringgold News: The Enduring Power of Faith Ringgold’s Art, August  4, 2016 - Artsy

The Enduring Power of Faith Ringgold’s Art

August 4, 2016 - Artsy

In 1967, a year of widespread race riots in America, Faith Ringgold painted a 12-foot-long canvas called American People Series #20: Die. The work shows a tumult of figures, both black and white, wielding weapons and spattered with blood. It was a watershed year for Ringgold, who, after struggling for a decade against the marginalization she faced as a black female artist, unveiled the monumental piece in her first solo exhibition at New York’s Spectrum Gallery. Earlier this year, several months after Ringgold turned 85, the painting was purchased by the Museum of Modern Art, cementing her legacy as a pioneering artist and activist whose work remains searingly relevant.

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Faith Ringgold News: The Storyteller: At 85, Her Star Still Rising, Faith Ringgold Looks Back on Her Life in Art, Activism, and Education, March  1, 2016 - ARTNews, Andrew Russeth

The Storyteller: At 85, Her Star Still Rising, Faith Ringgold Looks Back on Her Life in Art, Activism, and Education

March 1, 2016 - ARTNews, Andrew Russeth

In 1963, Faith Ringgold was 32, the mother of two daughters, and on the hunt for a gallery to show her work. To say that it was difficult for black artists to find gallery representation at that time would be a gross understatement. Nevertheless, as Ringgold tells it in her memoirs, We Flew over the Bridge (1995), she was unrelenting in her search, and one day she had a meeting with Ruth White, who ran a gallery in Manhattan on 57th Street.

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Faith Ringgold News: The Surprising Vision of Artist Faith Ringgold, December 26, 2013 - NPR, Celeste Headlee

The Surprising Vision of Artist Faith Ringgold

December 26, 2013 - NPR, Celeste Headlee

Legendary artist Faith Ringgold began her career in 1963 — the same year as the March on Washington. She talks to guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, work and why no one originally wanted to hear her story.

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Faith Ringgold News: Faith Ringgold’s ‘American People, Black Light’, June 13, 2013 - The Washington Post, Lonnae O'Neal Parker

Faith Ringgold’s ‘American People, Black Light’

June 13, 2013 - The Washington Post, Lonnae O'Neal Parker

Fifty years after the racial upheaval of the 1960s, Americans often like to say they don’t see color. They pretend not to see it even when it’s right in front of their faces, says artist Faith Ringgold. It’s a worldview she finds delusional, counterintuitive and impossible for artists like herself who traffic in color and shades of meaning.

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